(to) Avoid the drop

This means to survive or to not be relegated to another division
Example:

  • Fulham avoided the drop
  • Can newly-promoted West Ham avoid the drop this season?
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    • What is the meaning of the phrases “get going” and “spring to life” mean in this context?

      It’s been a positive start from Mourinho’s new side, who have bossed possession and shown plenty of ambition down the flanks. West Ham are struggling to get going

      SHOT! Spurs spring to life at the other end through Son, who cuts inside onto his right foot before seeing a long-range effort pushed away from the far corner by Roberto.

      • When a team gets going in football it suggests that they are starting to play well. Sometimes you can hear pundits and managers saying that the team just didn’t get going – they didn’t start well and never really got into the game.

        To spring to life means to get going but maybe a little more dramatically! In the example above, Spurs probably did not start the game that well but had a couple of attacks to show the opposition that they were starting to be a threat. You can also see the phrase ‘spring into action‘.

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